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Fred Salaz
Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 10:50:05 PM
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I have been wanting to organize something for the disc golfers that like to run and throw but haven't  had the time to get it going.  So I would like to start it based on the honor system.  Here's the rules. Feel free to make suggestions if you don't like my ideas.  Get a stop watch and run the course of your choice.  Three discs max allowed, you must finish with two discs.  Start stop watch as soon as you tee off and stop as soon as you putt out.  You must putt out on every hole, no slapping the chains on drop ins.  Play course rules, ob's and such.
Here is how you keep your score.  Keep track of your score and time.  Multiply your score by .55 and add it to your time to come up with your score. For example I have played AJ Jolly and Idlewild and here are the scores I have come up with.  At AJ Jolly I shot a 48 and ran it in 25:43.  Multiply 48 by .55(the number used in Self caught flight for Throw run and catch, check wfdf.org) and you get 26.4.  Add 25.43 to 26.4 and you get 51.83. So my score for AJ Jolly is 51.83.  I ran Idlewild today and shot a 67 from the longs(playing the "real course ob rules") in a time of 30 minutes and 17 seconds.  Score wise it comes to  67 x .55 = 36.85 +30.17 = 67.02. 

A couple of other rules.  Please play when there is no one on the course or at least only a few players on the course.  Be courteous to other disc golfers.  Your imput will be appreciated.  You will be amazed how good you will score and it's a great work out. 

Post your times here. 
Dan if you could come up with a location on the site to keep track of scores that would be cool. Thanks
DanH
Posted: Monday, September 13, 2010 4:11:36 AM

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Your formula sounds alright to me. This format should really encourage playing smart and staying in the fairway, especially at a course like Idlewild, since an errant shot will cost you more than just a stroke. It will also cost you time in finding your disc and figuring out how to get out of trouble.

Unfortunately, my marathon training doesn't have much room for speed golf in it, but I'll see if I can give it a go this week at Turtlecreek or Gulley.

For results, let's just use this thread for now. I may come up with something fancier later. Let's keep the postings short and sweet: Name, Course, strokes, time, and calculated score.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Monday, September 13, 2010 5:19:14 PM
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This event is offered for the frisbee players as well. A disc golf division and a frisbee(ultrastar for example)division.  Men and women.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 10:30:59 AM
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I recently ran Idlewild and shot an 85 and ran it in 45:37. Ran Mt Airy(20 holes) yesterday in 30:32 and shot a 68. Is there anyone else out there interested in speed golf? Sundays would be a good time to meet.
jpaul6
Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 7:03:15 PM

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I'm interested.
jpaul6
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 3:50:54 PM

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I did it in 30:42, score was 63 (18 holes)...was +7 after 4 holes. I'm just happy I finished and didn't collapse, faint or puke! I now have more respect for you 50k runners Dan H.-but still think you people are half crazy.
DanH
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 10:42:48 PM

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Nice score.  I don't think I could shoot a 63 at Airy these days if I took my time and my entire bag.  But I plan to make up for it in speed devil  I speed golfed 3 courses today in Austin, TX.  Still have yet to do it in Cincinnati, but I'll post when I do.
jpaul6
Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 6:00:58 AM

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Dan, I'm pretty sure you could shoot sub 60 there. I couldn't imagine running 3 in one day-ouch!

I'll try Airy again in a few days and should drop the score and time a little-I missed half a dozen puts inside 20 feet. My concentration went out the window during the haste to finish.
finnhawc
Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 9:23:58 AM

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When I played in Ann Arbor's Brown Park there was a guy that ran up to six rounds while we played two at the turtle pace. He carried two discs. I'm down for trying this.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 5:54:03 PM
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I just ran Mt Airy with a couple of Ultra Stars. Boy, what a difference a frisbee makes. Ironically I ran it faster and obviously my score was a lot higher. I ran it in 28.51 and shot a 92 for 20 holes. It's tough to putt with those things. Score with a Frisbee would be 92x.55=50.60 +28.51=79.11. Score with a disc would be 68x.55=37.4(score) + 30.32(time)=67.72. I don't think a frisbee player could beat the score of a disc player unless the disc player spends a lot of time looking for his disc. It's almost impossible to lose a frisbee. They don't go that far. Unless you're Pete Caldwell.
pcaldwell
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:45:53 PM

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Fred Salaz
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:47:32 PM
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All that shows me is that even you(pete)could make a 20 foot putt given enough takes with a video camera. Brodie was just showcased on Inside Edition making the greatest Frisbee throw/catch in the world. Although impressive no telling how many takes it took to make that/those throws or catches.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2011 6:51:45 PM
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Update: Played 18 holes at Mt Airy last week with 2 ultra stars again and ran it in 25:16 and shot a 69 for a score of 63.11 which is 16 pts better than last time(2 less holes).

Also ran it today(18 holes) after the Bengals loss with discs and shot 59 and a time of 26.33 for a score of 58.78 which is my best so far. This time of year is a good time to run the course. Not much traffic, ground is hard enough to not be muddy and you sweat enough to keep warm. Gloves are a must, I only had a glove on my left hand and my throwing hand was quite cold after a few holes but as luck would have it I found a glove(right hand) on the course on #13 to help me finish the round in confort. If you lost a blue wool glove on that hole it will be at the shop.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2011 7:45:58 PM
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I ran a 27.50 for 18 today and shot 58 for a score of 59.40. It looks like no one is interested in getting in shape on this site so I will post my time on the nati in facebook from now on. ta ta
2Timer
Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2011 2:30:46 PM
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I ran turtle Creek today in 20 minutes and shot a 51.
jpaul6
Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011 4:50:53 PM

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My best at Airy so far is 27:00, shooting 66. I'm gonna give it another try tomorrow.
pcaldwell
Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011 5:04:46 PM

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I haven't thrown a frisbee since the Flying Pig and haven't run since June, but I'm pretty sure I could beat two old guys like Cox and Fred. I'm in training for NYD at Winton. It's important to be prepared for the wait at the tee for #12.
jpaul6
Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 6:19:55 PM

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I ran winton today and...
Shot a 44, 10:05, score- 34.25.
Shot a 47, 9:05, score - 34.85

Fred s. Also ran...
10:10' shot 49, score-37.11
9:40, shot 44, score -33.87

The ground was sloppy and traction was minimal so there's some time to be shaved off when it gets dry.
jpaul6
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 8:44:15 PM

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mt. airy
time: 25:30
shot: 62

score: 59.6

I now have 2 ice packs on my back.
DanH
Posted: Monday, July 09, 2012 10:13:23 PM

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Gulley Time: 14:39
Strokes: 50
Score: 42.2

Will try to make it down to Airy soon.

Edit: bad math.  Corrected my strokes from 48 to 50.
DanH
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 1:41:57 PM

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Idlewild 24 longs (strict ob rules). 31:57 and a total of 100 strokes for a score of 86.6
Fred Salaz
Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:48:52 PM
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Dan, very impressive. Looks like I need some work on my time. I've got you on the game but I'm nowhere near the time. I'm thinking that it would be best to play IdleMild rules just to keep it simple. Thanks for participating. I'll get back to you in a week or two.
DanH
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:36:08 AM

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Yeah, it was not a golf round I was proud of, but the workout was great. Btw, I was running a GPS tracking app on my phone, and it recorded almost exactly 3 miles for the course, not counting the walk back to the car from 18.
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